Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz) dry taco seasoning mix – I use Lawry’s brand
  • 1/4 C water
  • 8 flour tortillas – 6″ size
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans – I use Rosarita brand – Traditional
  • 1 bottle (15 oz) red taco sauce – I use La Victoria brand – mild
  • 1-1/2 C mexican style cheese – finely shredded 
  • 1-1/2 C queso quesadilla cheese – finely shredded 
  • 1 large tomato – diced
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • green onions – sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the oil
  3. Fry each tortilla in the oil just until lightly browned and crispy
  4. Remove and set aside to drain on paper towels
  5. Meanwhile, cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  6. Drain grease
  7. Add taco seasoning and 1/2 C taco sauce
  8. Bring mixture to a boil
  9. Reduce heat to medium-low
  10. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes
  11. Remove from heat
  12. In a small pan on medium heat, warm the refried beans
  13. Place a single layer of beans on the crispy tortillas
  14. Place a single layer of taco meat on the beans
  15. Top with another flour tortilla
  16. Spread 3 Tbsp of taco sauce on the tortilla
  17. Sprinkle some of both cheeses on top
  18. Top with a few tomatoes and olives
  19. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly
  20. Remove from oven let set for 5 minutes
  21. Top with green onions
  22. Slice into quarters
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